It's no secret. I love watching Food Network. And their new show The Chef Jeff Project really intrigues me. Of course I'm a sucker for something so inspiring. I was watching a Dinner: Impossible episode when they introduced Chef Jeff. It was an episode they did at Walt Disney World with a teen program. His story is quite amazing. Click over and watch the video.
Here's the "about" from the Food Network site.
Jeff Henderson grew up on the tough streets of South Central L.A. and San Diego. By the time he was 19 he was running a $35,000 a week cocaine operation. At 24, Jeff was arrested and sent to prison where he spent the next ten years behind bars. It was while incarcerated that Jeff discovered a passion for cooking and committed to turning his life around.
And he did – Jeff became the Executive Chef of Café Bellagio in Las Vegas, wrote a bestselling book and now he is focusing on giving back. In The Chef Jeff Project, Jeff takes six at-risk young adults and commits to turning their lives around by putting them to work in his catering company, Posh Urban Cuisine, and providing them the knowledge, the skills and, ultimately, the opportunity for a new life with a culinary career.
And in other news, DH had some oral surgery yesterday and is finally getting back on his feet this afternoon. He's on a liquid diet for a few days and the pain medication is pretty much knocking him out. It will be a few more days until he is back to normal so if I'm MIA for a while you'll know why. Being nurse, mom and everything else has me exhausted.